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Course summary

Whether it’s biometric recognition, digital health monitoring or connectivity to the Internet of Things, technology is shaping how we live at an unprecedented and increasing speed.

If you want to be part of this transformation, the Master of Information Technology (MIT) places you at the cutting edge. You'll experience innovative learning with industry-led projects at the University’s Digital Enterprise Lab, which might include digital health, digital tourism and smart cities. You will master cutting-edge technologies in artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and the Internet of Things with advanced coursework and real-world applications.

The course is designed for both IT and non-IT professionals. Together with core units in data science, cyber security, software development and user experience, you have the option to tailor your studies with advanced specialist units. 

As a graduate you are well-prepared for senior and leadership roles in all manner of businesses and organisations, from both the private and public sector. 



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Data science, cyber security, software development, user experience. Specialist units include: advanced cyber security, big data analysis, computational intelligence and machine learning, computer forensics, internet engineering, pervasive and immersive user experience, programming for the internet of things, mobile and cloud systems.

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a complex issue or theory from an information technology area to arrive at a conclusion or decision.


Design, implement and recommend effective Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions to complex business problems.

Ethical practice

Demonstrate deep understanding of, and strong commitment towards, best practices for sustainability and ethical issues related to ICT business and professional practices.

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a body of knowledge in the area of Information and Communication Technology.

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate intellectual independence, personal judgement and the ability to apply self-learning strategies.

Communication and social skills

Apply expert communication, collaboration, and social skills to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Cultural competence

Demonstrate a critical understanding of complex social responsibility and cultural issues related with ICT business and professional practices.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Graduates will be prepared for a variety of roles with advanced expertise in cyber security, software engineering, user experience and data science. 


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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'